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Lunch Roundtable Discussions

Lunch Roundtable Discussions
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom

A new opportunity to network with peers from the healthcare community, the roundtable discussions will bring together Summit attendees from different stakeholder organizations, as well as the biotechnology industry, for robust discussions led by roundtable hosts.

Best Practices in Creating Patient Centric Clinical Trials
Hosted by: Shire
Table 2

A discussion to explore successes, challenges and best practices in advancing rare disease R&D by integrating patients’ points of view during the discovery and development lifecycle including: 

  • Patient, caregiver and advocacy group input into clinical trial design and processes
  • Patient & patient advocacy group engagement with the FDA
  • Accelerating clinical trial recruitment
  • Patient registry creation and management to support patient reported outcome & natural history data collection

Discussion Leader:

Melanie Ivarsson, Director of Clinical Programs for Global Research and Development


Lilly Advocacy Dialogues: Listening Tour – What are Your Priorities?
Hosted by: Eli Lilly and Company                                                                
Table 1                                                                              

During this interactive conversation, Lilly Advocacy leadership wants to hear from YOU!  What are your organization’s key policy priorities both in the short term and over the long haul?  What are your concerns, and ideas as to how to address them.

Discussion Leaders:

Michele M. Oshman, Director, Federal Advocacy and Alliance Development

Tom Wallace, Senior Director, Global Advocacy and Professional Relations


The Future of Value 101:  Value Based Contracting
Hosted by: Bristol-Myers Squibb                                          
Table 6

Patients will be better served in a health care system based on value, but what does that mean? Join Bristol-Myers Squibb and their US Health Policy Lead, Stefanie Wiegand, for a 101 introductory discussion on value and how we can move towards value based contracting for healthcare services and products.

Discussion Leader:

Stefanie Wiegand, US Health Policy Lead


Personalized Medicine: “Is This Therapy Going to Work for Me?”
Hosted by: BIO
Table 3

A customizable healthcare model where medical decisions, practices, and/or products are tailored to the individual patient based on an individual’s genetic profile is no longer a fantasy. This discussion will focus on issues surrounding genetic testing such as access, privacy, targeted therapies, and whether patients should get tested.

Discussion Leader:

Phi D. Vu, JD, Director, Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine Policy